By Thomas Szasz
Szasz records the extreme volume to which glossy prognosis of psychological sickness is topic to transferring social attitudes and values. He indicates how fiscal, own, felony, and political components have come to play an more and more robust position within the diagnostic technique, with results of blurring the excellence among cultural and medical criteria. Broadened definitions of psychological disorder have had a corrosive impression at the legal justice process in undercutting conventional conceptions of felony habit and feature inspired state-sanctioned coercive interventions that bestow exact privileges (and impose targeted hardships) on people clinically determined as mentally ill.
Lucidly written and powerfully argued, and now to be had in paperback, this provocative and tough quantity can be of curiosity to psychologists, criminologists, and sociologists.
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